This week is all about decisions: which political candidates and local issues to support, and which amazing live musical act to see on Friday night. Who is your clear winner? Whatever you decide, just be sure to cast your vote.


Friday, June 10

Louis The Child at The Catalyst Main Stage

“Create music that makes people happy” may sound like a simple goal, but if you have ever met people, or tried creating music, you know it can sometimes be a tall task. Luckily there are bands like Louis The Child that prove it’s possible. It’s hard to not to smile a little wider with songs like their infectiously upbeat hit single “It’s Strange”, which caught Taylor Swift’s ear, racked up over 9 million plays on SoundCloud, and put them on just about every EDM list that mattered. Come turn that frown upside down.

Show at 9pm. $15 in advance/$18 at the door.

Friday, June 10

(((Folk Yeah))) Presents : Mattson 2 at The Crepe Place

If you’re feeling a little folkier, look no further. “If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson’s untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson’s tribal jazz hard- bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk-jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story.” [ref] Get your dose of musical uniqueness.

Show at 9pm. $12 in advance/$15 at the door

Friday, June 10

Katdelic at Moe’s Alley

Left-handed guitarist RonKat showed an aptitude for music at an early age and left his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., for Los Angeles to realize his dream of making it in the music industry. The ultra-talented composer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist got his start writing hits for dozens of artists, including Jade, Toni Braxton and El Debarge, earning him Grammy nominations and a BMI Songwriter of the Year nod for the song “Don’t Walk Away.” Since then he has shared the stage with many members of funk royalty, and due in no small part to his project Katdelic, has become a noble himself. Before you go, read the interview we did last time he came to town.

Friday, June 10

Davina & The Vagabonds at Kuumbwa Jazz

If Funk, Electronic or Folk aren’t enough to get your Friday juices flowing, don’t fret—we’ve got the Jazz front covered as well. One of the busiest and best bands from the Twin Cities, Davina & The Vagabonds have found a big group of fans in Santa Cruz and Monterey thanks in part to the yearly Jazz Festival. The band has that New Orleans jazz flavor with a modern twist made irresistible by Davina’s guttural, scratchy, yet somehow soft vocal delivery. Come get your swing on and dine in style.

Show and dinner at 6pm. $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

Saturday, June 11

Bleu House Night at The Blue Lagoon

Perfect for those people recovering from the busy Friday, or simply those always searching for that house beat. The return of the resounding hit Blue House has finally arrived, featuring some of the hottest local sound smiths around-BearHugs and Necronomijohn. Visuals will also be provided by AncientBoy. Get that bass.

Show at 9pm. $5 at the door.